In brief: trademark infringement edition

Random things I have come across from the past several days:

Internet Explorer team lunch
Surprisingly, Internet Explorer is not dead. The fact that IE is such a core part of Windows makes it very difficult to improve, but they are taking suggestions.
Though the IE renderer will long be plagued (at least until Longhorn,) the GUI has already been improved by MyIE2. (via Justin)
Mozilla 1.6
Who needs IE, though, when Mozilla just released 1.6 final of the Internet suite.
Opera 7.5 p
Close behind Mozilla (and in some areas ahead) is Opera. The 7.5 preview is impressive. It took away much of the clutter of previous versions, but the ad is still annoyingly taking up space. All in all, I still prefer the dinosaur.
IRC Bible
Scott was particularly entertained by this, but any self-respecting geek can enjoy IRC transcripts of creation, Noah's Ark, and other good stuff. suspension protest was one of the most repulsive things on the Web and has thus been suspended. That's where our good friend Craig Spergel comes in: to save this piece of Internet history by signing a petition.
Bush in 30 Seconds: finalists
Bush in 30 Seconds was a contest to create the best televised propaganda exposing George W. Bush. I had come across this site a while ago, but it was recently reintroduced to me by Craig (yes, that same pervert from the last link) now that the finalists are posted. They are trying to take this to the Superbowl.

Random things that one cannot "come across":

I recieved my iPod but cannot connect since I though it would come with a USB connector, but unfortunately it does not. I will purchase one soon enough (or perhaps a FireWire card,) and will rely on Donnie to get a few tunes onto it until that point.

In the Northeastern United States we are having record low temperatures. Yesterday much snow fell and school was cancelled. Today was the coldest January 16 since 1863, or so says the radio, reading in at about zero degrees Fahrenheit. School went on according to schedule, but lacking a means of transportation besides walking, I decided that today was not the day to be formally educated.

[photo of everybody in cafeteria standing on chairs to view a fight] Apparently there was a huge fight at school involving Matt Potts (hoping his ass was whipped,) as this photo by Justin will attest to it. He is the only person I know of who uses all of those pointless features on his phone such as the camera, and God bless him for it so I can be mildly entertained.

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This was written on Friday, January 16, 2004 by Lenny.